These treatments, they are so toxic for the baby, but I didn’t know I was pregnant.” A week later, the possibility dawned. Or maybe I die from fear, and they just go on stage and say, ‘Carla Bruni is dead.’ But then you don’t die. “You know, everything in life feels like that to me. I wouldn’t have any moral judgment about it – but if it goes wrong, it’s forever!
” And how would she feel about becoming first lady again?
“I tried and tried and tried, and as usual how it happens, you stop trying eventually and then boom. You go to a dinner party and someone says, ‘What are you doing? I’ve certainly never seen a 45-year-old without a single line around the eyes before; but then again, I’ve never met a woman who’s had facial work but wears no makeup. “I would do surgery if I was sure it would work, but I’m not sure it does.
I thought I had a disease or something, a bad disease, because you know how the beginnings [of pregnancy] are funny: you smell people, and I got this craving for sugar, you know? I would go up the stairs in my house and be really out of breath” – she feigns panting – “so I went to the doctor and they did blood tests and radiography, which is completely forbidden when you are pregnant. ” She mimes open-mouthed shock, pretending to gaze at a pregnancy test stick. ’ ‘Oh, I take care of my three children’ – and they turn away.” She says she used to suffer crippling stage fright – and still does. The problem is that it doesn’t really show, so people don’t believe it. But then you’re stuck – people are sitting there, they’ve bought a ticket, so what are you going to do? You always hope something happens – the ceiling falls in, the floor explodes, someone is sick in the audience, and the show is cancelled. They look strange, the women – they don’t look younger, so I’m just not sure it works.
Despite the model-turned balladeer's desire to downplay the pregnancy, media coverage is at fever pitch.
CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO ENLARGE Every day reports circulate that she's in hospital already giving birth.
Following defeat last May by his socialist rival François Hollande, he himself had declared, “C’est fini.” Fifteen months on, with Hollande the most unpopular president in French history, Sarkozy has already said he may be “forced to return”, to save the nation from economic ruin.
Besides, even if they did stay together, Sarkozy’s political career was over.
Her latest album, , was released in April and reached number two in France, possibly assisted by speculation that one of the tracks is a veiled attack on Sarkozy’s successor, and she has been on an energetic publicity blitz ever since.